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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419831/molecular-phenotyping-of-transient-postnatal-tyrosine-hydroxylase-neurons-in-the-rat-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis
#1
David A Carter
The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) is a complex integrative centre in the forebrain, composed of multiple sub-nuclei, each with discrete populations of neurons. Progress in understanding BNST function, both in the adult and during postnatal maturation, is dependent upon a more complete characterization of neuronal phenotypes in the BNST. The aim of the current study was to define the molecular phenotype of one postnatal BNST neuronal population, in order to identify molecular factors that may underlie both (protein marker-related) immaturity, and secondly, the transience of this phenotype...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365874/developmental-vitamin-d-dvd-deficiency-reduces-nurr1-and-th-expression-in-post-mitotic-dopamine-neurons-in-rat-mesencephalon
#2
Wei Luan, Luke Alexander Hammond, Edmund Cotter, Geoffrey William Osborne, Suzanne Adele Alexander, Virginia Nink, Xiaoying Cui, Darryl Walter Eyles
Developmental vitamin D (DVD) deficiency has been proposed as an important risk factor for schizophrenia. Our previous study using Sprague Dawley rats found that DVD deficiency disrupted the ontogeny of mesencephalic dopamine neurons by decreasing the mRNA level of a crucial differentiation factor of dopamine cells, the nuclear receptor related 1 protein (Nurr1). However, it remains unknown whether this reflects a reduction in dopamine cell number or in Nurr1 expression. It is also unclear if any particular subset of developing dopamine neurons in the mesencephalon is selectively affected...
April 1, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352330/orphan-nuclear-receptor-nurr1-as-a-potential-novel-marker-for-progression-in-human-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#3
Li Ji, Chen Gong, Liangyu Ge, Linping Song, Fenfen Chen, Chunjing Jin, Hongyan Zhu, Guoxiong Zhou
Nuclear receptor related-1 protein (Nurr1) is a novel orphan member of the nuclear receptor superfamily (the NR4A family) involved in tumorigenesis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and possible function of Nurr1 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). The expression pattern of Nurr1 protein was determined using immunohistochemical staining in 138 patients with PDAC. Elevated Nurr1 expression was more commonly observed in PDAC tissues and cell lines compared with healthy controls...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348207/nurr1-rxr%C3%AE-heterodimer-activation-as-monotherapy-for-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Athanasios D Spathis, Xenophon Asvos, Despina Ziavra, Theodoros Karampelas, Stavros Topouzis, Zoe Cournia, Xiaobing Qing, Pavlos Alexakos, Lisa M Smits, Christina Dalla, Hardy J Rideout, Jens Christian Schwamborn, Constantin Tamvakopoulos, Demosthenes Fokas, Demetrios K Vassilatis
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the loss of dopaminergic (DAergic) neurons in the substantia nigra and the gradual depletion of dopamine (DA). Current treatments replenish the DA deficit and improve symptoms but induce dyskinesias over time, and neuroprotective therapies are nonexistent. Here we report that Nuclear receptor-related 1 (Nurr1):Retinoid X receptor α (RXRα) activation has a double therapeutic potential for PD, offering both neuroprotective and symptomatic improvement...
April 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341570/a-study-of-the-age-related-effects-of-lactational-atrazine-exposure
#5
Yan Sun, Yan-Shu Li, Bai Li, Kun Ma, Bai-Xiang Li
A growing number of reports have demonstrated that the widely-used herbicide Atrazine (ATR) can cause injury to dopamine (DA) neurons, but the exact mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we examined the effects of lactational ATR exposure in Sprague-Dawley rats on dopaminergic neuron health later in life. Compared with control rats, rats exposed to ATR during a critical period of neural development showed decreased striatal DA content and increased rates of DA turnover. The expression of Monoamine oxidase (MAO), which is associated with DA degradation, was up-regulated, and the expression of Vesicular Monoamine Transporter 2 (VMAT2), which is associated with DA transport, was down-regulated...
March 22, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280264/in-vitro-generation-of-mature-midbrain-type-dopamine-neurons-by-adjusting-exogenous-nurr1-and-foxa2-expressions-to-their-physiologic-patterns
#6
Taeho Kim, Jae-Jin Song, Lesly Puspita, Parvin Valiulahi, Jae-Won Shim, Sang-Hun Lee
Developmental information aids stem cell biologists in producing tissue-specific cells. Recapitulation of the developmental profile of a specific cell type in an in vitro stem cell system provides a strategy for manipulating cell-fate choice during the differentiation process. Nurr1 and Foxa2 are potential candidates for genetic engineering to generate midbrain-type dopamine (DA) neurons for experimental and therapeutic applications in Parkinson's disease (PD), as forced expression of these genes in neural stem/precursor cells (NPCs) yields cells with a complete battery of midbrain DA neuron-specific genes...
March 10, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255498/identification-of-nurr1-exon-4-and-foxa1-exon-3-haplotypes-associated-with-mrna-expression-levels-in-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-of-parkinson-s-patients-in-small-indian-population
#7
Jayakrishna Tippabathani, Jayshree Nellore, Vaishnavie Radhakrishnan, Somashree Banik, Sonia Kapoor
Here, we study the expression of NURR1 and FOXA1 mRNA in peripheral blood lymphocytes and its haplotypes in coding region in a small Chennai population of India. Thirty cases of Parkinson's patients (PD) with anti-PD medications (20 males aged 65.85 ± 1.19 and 10 females aged 65.7 ± 1.202) and 30 age matched healthy people (20 males aged 68.45 ± 1.282 and 10 females aged 65.8 ± 1.133) were included. The expression of NURR1 and FOXA1 in PBL was detected by Q-PCR and haplotypes were identified by PCR-SSCP...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219741/regulation-of-human-gdnf-gene-expression-in-nigral-dopaminergic-neurons-using-a-new-doxycycline-regulated-nts-polyplex-nanoparticle-system
#8
Armando J Espadas-Alvarez, Michael J Bannon, Carlos E Orozco-Barrios, Lourdes Escobedo-Sanchez, Jose Ayala-Davila, David Reyes-Corona, Guadalupe Soto-Rodriguez, Vicente Escamilla-Rivera, Andrea De Vizcaya-Ruiz, M Eugenia Gutierrez-Castillo, America Padilla-Viveros, Daniel Martinez-Fong
The human glial-cell derived neurotrophic factor (hGDNF) gene transfer by neurotensin (NTS)-polyplex nanoparticles functionally restores the dopamine nigrostriatal system in experimental Parkinson's disease models. However, high levels of sustained expression of GDNF eventually can cause harmful effects. Herein, we report an improved NTS-polyplex nanoparticle system that enables regulation of hGDNF expression within dopaminergic neurons. We constructed NTS-polyplex nanoparticles containing a single bifunctional plasmid that codes for the reverse tetracycline-controlled transactivator advanced (rtTA-Adv) under the control of NBRE3x promoter, and for hGDNF under the control of tetracycline-response element (TRE)...
February 17, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177524/in-vivo-expression-of-nurr1-nr4a2a-in-developing-retinal-amacrine-subtypes-in-zebrafish-tg-nr4a2a-egfp-transgenics
#9
Liana Goodings, Jie He, Alasdair J Wood, William A Harris, Peter D Currie, Patricia R Jusuf
The Nuclear receptor subfamily 4 group A member 2 (Nr4a2) is crucial for the formation or maintenance of dopaminergic neurons in the central nervous system including the retina, where dopaminergic amacrine cells contribute to visual function. Little is known about which cells express Nr4a2 at which developmental stage. Furthermore, whether Nr4a2 functions in combination with other genes is poorly understood. Thus, we generated a novel transgenic to visualize Nr4a2 expression in vivo during zebrafish retinogenesis...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124588/cellular-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a%C3%AE-1-42-peptide-induces-amyloid-deposition-and-a-decrease-in-topo-isomerase-ii%C3%AE-and-nurr1-expression
#10
Sule Terzioglu-Usak, Yesim Negis, Derya Sultan Karabulut, Merve Zaim, Sevim Isik
BACKGROUND: DNA topoisomerase IIβ (topo IIβ) plays a crucial role in neural differentiation and axonogenesis. Inhibition of topo IIβ activity in vitro and in vivo results in shorter axons and increased DNA damage. These molecular events also involve in Alzheimeramp#039;s disease (AD); however, the role of topo IIβ in the pathogenesis of AD remains to be elucidated. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the role of topo IIβ association with Nuclear receptor related 1 protein (Nurr1) in the onset of AD...
January 16, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055275/the-nr4a-subfamily-of-nuclear-receptors-potential-new-therapeutic-targets-for-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-diseases
#11
Ricardo Rodríguez-Calvo, Marta Tajes, Manuel Vázquez-Carrera
Prolonged inflammatory response contributes to the pathogenesis of chronic disease-related disturbances. Among nuclear receptors (NRs), the orphan NR4A subfamily, which includes Nur77 (NR4A1), Nurr1 (NR4A2) and NOR1 (NR4A3), has recently emerged as a therapeutic target for the treatment of inflammation. Areas covered: This review focuses on the capacity of NR4A receptors to counter-regulate the development of the inflammatory response, with a special focus on the molecular transrepression mechanisms. Expert opinion: Recent studies have highlighted the role of NR4A receptors as significant regulators of the inflammatory response...
January 12, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992436/transcriptomic-analysis-shows-decreased-cortical-expression-of-nr4a1-nr4a2-and-rxrb-in-schizophrenia-and-provides-evidence-for-nuclear-receptor-dysregulation
#12
Susan M Corley, Shan-Yuan Tsai, Marc R Wilkins, Cynthia Shannon Weickert
Many genes are differentially expressed in the cortex of people with schizophrenia, implicating factors that control transcription more generally. Hormone nuclear receptors dimerize to coordinate context-dependent changes in gene expression. We hypothesized that members of two families of nuclear receptors (NR4As), and retinoid receptors (RARs and RXRs), are altered in the dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) of people with schizophrenia. We used next generation sequencing and then qPCR analysis to test for changes in mRNA levels for transcripts encoding nuclear receptors: orphan nuclear receptors (3 in the NR4A, 3 in the RAR, 3 in the RXR families and KLF4) in total RNA extracted from the DLPFC from people with schizophrenia compared to controls (n = 74)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940361/nurr1-overexpression-exerts-neuroprotective-and-anti-inflammatory-roles-via-down-regulating-ccl2-expression-in-both-in%C3%A2-vivo-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-parkinson-s-disease-models
#13
Wei Liu, Yang Gao, Na Chang
The abnormality of nuclear receptor-related protein 1 (Nurr1) in expression and function can contribute to neurodegeneration of dopaminergic neurons and occurrence of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, its related mechanism in PD is still unknown. In this study, we found that Nurr1 was down-regulated and CCL2 was up-regulated in PD patients and PD mice. CCL2 promoted apoptosis and secretion of TNF-α and IL-1β in SH-SY5Y cells and inhibited cell viability while knockdown of CCL2 exerted the opposite effects...
January 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936186/maternal-separation-impairs-cocaine-induced-behavioural-sensitization-in-adolescent-mice
#14
Irene Gracia-Rubio, Elena Martinez-Laorden, Maria Moscoso-Castro, M Victoria Milanés, M Luisa Laorden, Olga Valverde
Adverse early-life conditions induce persistent disturbances that give rise to negative emotional states. Therefore, early life stress confers increased vulnerability to substance use disorders, mainly during adolescence as the brain is still developing. In this study, we investigated the consequences of maternal separation, a model of maternal neglect, on the psychotropic effects of cocaine and the neuroplasticity of the dopaminergic system. Our results show that mice exposed to maternal separation displayed attenuated behavioural sensitization, while no changes were found in the rewarding effects of cocaine in the conditioned place preference paradigm and in the reinforcing effects of cocaine in the self-administration paradigm...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826104/in-vivo-and-in-silico-studies-to-identify-mechanisms-associated-with-nurr1-modulation-following-early-life-exposure-to-permethrin-in-rats
#15
Donatella Fedeli, Maura Montani, Laura Bordoni, Roberta Galeazzi, Cinzia Nasuti, Luísa Correia-Sá, Valentina F Domingues, Maini Jayant, Vani Brahmachari, Luca Massaccesi, Emiliano Laudadio, Rosita Gabbianelli
The present work was designed to study the mechanisms associated with Nurr1 modulation following early life permethrin (PERM) treatment during rat's life span. Here we demonstrate that PERM exposure in rats, at a dose close to No Observed Adverse Effect Level (NOAEL) for 15days during neonatal brain development leads to its accumulation long after exposure. In striatum from adolescent rats we detected an increase in DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) such as DNMT1, DNMT3a, Tyrosine hydroxylase, monomeric and aggregated α-synuclein protein levels...
January 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788475/the-pharmacological-stimulation-of-nurr1-improves-cognitive-functions-via-enhancement-of-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis
#16
Jin-Il Kim, Seong Gak Jeon, Kyoung Ah Kim, Yong Jun Kim, Eun Ji Song, Junghyun Choi, Kyu Jeung Ahn, Chong-Jin Kim, Ho Yeon Chung, Minho Moon, Hyunju Chung
The nuclear receptor related-1 (Nurr1) protein plays an important role in both the development of neural precursor cells (NPCs) and cognitive functions. Despite its relevance, the effects of Nurr1 on adult hippocampal neurogenesis have not been thoroughly investigated. Here we used RT-PCR, western blot, and immunocytochemistry to show that adult hippocampal NPCs abundantly express Nurr1. We then examined the effect of Nurr1 activation on adult hippocampal NPCs using amodiaquine (AQ), an anti-malarial drug that was recently discovered to be a Nurr1 agonist...
November 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778276/transcriptional-modulation-of-regulatory-t-cell-development-by-novel-regulators-nr4as
#17
REVIEW
Hee Yeon Won, Eun Sook Hwang
Regulatory T (Treg) cells with high expression of both CD25 and Foxp3 are developed in the thymus and also peripheral tissues. Treg cells suppress the activation and functions of effector T cells raised against specific antigens and are crucial for maintaining immune homeostasis. Treg cell development is associated with the induction of and epigenetic alterations of forkhead transcription factor Foxp3. Foxp3 expression is increased by the activation of several transcription factors including nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT), and Smad3 in response to various signals such as TGFβ, retinoic acid, and rapamycin...
November 2016: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771535/protective-effects-of-a-herbal-extract-combination-of-bupleurum-falcatum-paeonia-suffruticosa-and-angelica-dahurica-against-mptp-induced-neurotoxicity-via-regulation-of-nuclear-receptor-related-1-protein
#18
Yeomoon Sim, Gunhyuk Park, Hyeyoon Eo, Eugene Huh, Pil Sung Gu, Seon-Pyo Hong, Youngmi Kim Pak, Myung Sook Oh
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the progressive neurodegenerative diseases of whose condition is characterized by dopaminergic neuronal cell loss and dysfunction in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) and the striatum. Recent studies have demonstrated that the nuclear receptor-related 1 protein (Nurr1) is critical of dopaminergic phenotype induction in mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons. Further, Nurr1 engages in synthesizing and storing dopamine through regulating levels of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), dopamine transporter (DAT) and vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2)...
January 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725851/bmp2-promotes-the-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells-into-dopaminergic-neurons-in-vitro-via-mir-145-mediated-upregulation-of-nurr1-expression
#19
Wang Yan, Zhao-Ying Chen, Jia-Qi Chen, Hui-Min Chen
BACKGROUND: Neural stem cells (NSCs) are pluripotent and self-renewing cells which could differentiate into diverse types of neural cells, such as dopaminergic (DA) neurons, the loss of which is the typical characteristic of Parkinson's disease (PD). This study aimed to examine the molecular mechanisms of BMP2-mediating NSCs differentiation into DA neurons. METHODS: Different concentrations of BMP2 were used to induce the differentiation of NSCs into DA neurons, which were characterized by the number and the neurite lengths of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)+ and dopamine transporter (DAT)+ neurons by immunocytochemistry...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704331/admixing-of-mptp-resistant-and-susceptible-mice-strains-augments-nigrostriatal-neuronal-correlates-to-resist-mptp-induced-neurodegeneration
#20
D J Vidyadhara, H Yarreiphang, T R Raju, Phalguni Anand Alladi
Disease genetics in admixed populations like Hispanic-Americans, African-Americans, etc. are gaining importance due to high disease burden in them. Furthermore, epidemiological studies conclusively prove ethnicity-based differential prevalence of Parkinson's disease (PD), since the American-Caucasians are more susceptible than Asian-Indians and Africans. Contradictorily, Anglo-Indians, an admixture of Europeans and Asian-Indians are five-times less susceptible than Indians. We evaluated the neural basis of this phenomenon using the cytomorphological features of susceptibility to nigrostriatal neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)...
October 4, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
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